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JGSS – The Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship

Spotlight on selected 2016–17 JGSS Scholars The Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship (JGSS) was first awarded in 2009.  Students must be enrolled in the first year of an M.A. or Ph.D. program in Jordan in a subject related to cultural heritage. Typically, the applicants apply during their first year of graduate study and the award is to help them …

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ACOR @ 50: Past, Present, and Future

A public lecture ACOR @ 50: Past, Present, and Future Wednesday February 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. A lecture given by Dr. Barbara A. Porter, ACOR Director Reception to Follow   About the Lecture: To inaugurate the ACOR lecture series for our 50th anniversary year, the Director Barbara Porter will reflect on past projects, current accomplishments, …

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“Protection of Cultural Heritage” an ACOR Lecture on Tuesday 24 January 2017 by Dr. Monther Jamhawi

Public Lecture Announcement A New Perspective for the Protection of Threatened Cultural Heritage Dr. Monther Jamhawi Director General Department of Antiquities of Jordan Tuesday 24 January 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Reception to Follow About the Lecturer: Dr. Monther Jamhawi is the Director General of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan. Before joining the Department, he …

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USAID SCHEP Brings New Voices to Jordan’s ICHAJ

It was nearly a week after the end of the 13th International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan (ICHAJ), and the students who attended were still buzzing. Four Jordanian university students, selected to attend the conference through the USAID Sustainable Cultural Heritage Through Engagement of Local Communities Project (SCHEP), gathered at ACOR to …

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Heritage in Stone—Assessing the Geologic Stability of Jordan’s Rock Art

  Driving north from Azraq on Jordan’s Highway 5 and turning off onto a dirt track that gradually approaches the region’s looming volcanic mountains, one eventually comes to Wadi Hassan, a picturesque desert watercourse dotted with small seasonal pools. There, surrounded by towering columnar basalt cliffs, the visitor is greeted by an overwhelming sight. I’m …

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The Photographs of Amman Artist Bashar Tabbah

A refurbished railway car from the Hijaz Railway, photographed amid the desert scenery of Wadi Ramm In January 2016, the mastheads of ACOR’s website and blog were updated to feature a new series of evocative images of Jordan’s varied natural and archaeological landscape. These stunning images were taken by photographer Bashar Tabbah, a friend and, …

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New Research in Jerash – An ACOR Video lecture by Dr. Achim Lichtenberger and Dr. Rubina Raja

The ACOR Video Lecture Series provides stimulating and accessible discussions of new research into Jordan’s past and present, as presented by leading scholars and researchers working in Jordan and neighboring countries. This fourth video in the series, adapted from the March 2016 ACOR public lecture of archaeologists Dr. Achim Lichtenberger and Dr. Rubina Raja, focuses …

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